Sarah Brewin joined IISD in 2017 as an IISD Associate and an international law advisor on agriculture and investment for the Economic Law and Policy program. Sarah advises developing country governments and regional bodies on laws, policies, contracts and treaties relating to investment in agriculture.
Sarah is based in Kigali, Rwanda, where she worked for two years as a legal advisor to the Rwandan Ministry of Trade and Industry providing legal and policy advice on investment, competition and consumer protection, industrial policy, intellectual property, and other areas of economic law. Sarah has also worked as an embedded legal advisor to the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, and as a consultant in an international development consultancy specialising in law, justice and investment climate reform.
Sarah began her career as an investigator in competition law enforcement at the Australian competition and consumer protection authority, and is qualified to practice law in Australia.